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I have a 97 buick century and been having trouble starting it, wal-mart said bad battery so replaced it then had trouble starting and said may be something else wrong, went home, now car wont start, could this mean the starter is bad?

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It could mean that the starter is bad, but it could also be something easy like a loose connection on the battery a bad battery wire, or a dead battery indicating the alternator may not be functioning
you stated that you have been having problems starting it, I am assuming that it was really slow cranking over which is why you replaced the battery. if this is the case then you are probably in need of a starter.
hope this helps

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